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Daily Prayer - 2013-07-17

Presence

The more we call on God
the more we can feel God's presence.
Day by day we are drawn closer
to the loving heart of God.

Freedom

Lord grant me the grace
to have freedom of the spirit.
Cleanse my heart and soul
so I may live joyously in Your love

Consciousness

Knowing that God loves me unconditionally, I can afford to be honest about how I am.  How has the last day been, and how do I feel now? I share my feelings openly with the Lord.

The Word of God

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Some thoughts on today's scripture

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  • A curtain is drawn back here to show the unique personal relationship between Jesus and his Father. The distinctive and intimate name ‘Abba, Father’ appears five times here. This is the common domestic name in Aramaic (Jesus’ native language) by which a child would call his/her natural father. For presuming this unique and intimate relationship, the scribes and Pharisees condemned Jesus to death on a cross.
  • The Son has privileged access to the Father. It is not an exclusive or closed relationship, however, because Jesus invites others to participate in it. We in Sacred Space are among those ‘to whom the Son chooses to reveal him’. Lord Jesus, help each of us to experience that we, too, are truly beloved sons and daughters of our heavenly Father.

Conversation

Do I notice myself reacting as I pray with the Word of God? Do I feel challenged, comforted, angry? Imagining Jesus sitting or standing by me, I speak out my feelings, as one trusted friend to another.

Conclusion

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,

 world without end.

Amen

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